Accounting for Taxes and Financing

  • Rosalie T. Ruegg
  • Harold E. Marshall


Taxes can dramatically alter the profitability of a business investment in buildings.1 In this chapter we describe taxes which affect building investments and show how to include them in economic analyses. We also explain when and when not to include financing in economic analyses.


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  • Rosalie T. Ruegg
  • Harold E. Marshall

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